Penn State added as defendant in Paterno v. NCAA lawsuit

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 5, 2014 12:46 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The family and estate of Joe Paterno and others are adding Penn State as a ``nominal defendant'' in a lawsuit against the NCAA over the university's penalties for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

The amended complaint, filed at the Centre County Courthouse, near State College also provides details about the difficulties Paterno's son and another former Penn State assistant coach have had in finding work.

A statement by Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers says the lawsuit doesn't seek any money from Penn State and isn't asking the judge to order Penn State to do anything.

The filing comes almost a month after Judge John Leete said the lawsuit's breach-of-contract claims couldn't continue unless Penn State was named as a party.

A Penn State spokesman offered no immediate comment on Wednesday.

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